WhatsApp has acknowledged that it was attacked by a bug, which makes everyone impervious to Face ID and Touch ID additional lock. This has happened in the iOS version of the messaging app. WhatsApp said that it is soon going to come out with a solution to this issue. A WhatsApp spokesperson said, “We are aware of the issue and a fix will be available shortly. In the meantime, we recommend that people set the screen lock option to immediately.” Previously someone posted on Reddit that the latest WhatsApp bug allows anyone to bypass the security scan.
The Redditor on the forum wrote, “While transitioning to the next screen, you observe that no FaceID or TouchID verification takes place if an option other than ’immediately’ was set previously. Now just exit out to the iOS Home Screen. (If in some cases, it asks for FaceID or TouchID verification, just cancel it and try clicking on WhatsApp icon in the iOS Share Sheet again).”
Also, he said that the Face ID and Touch ID feature works well once authentication kick-in time is set to “immediately”. There are three more authentication options in WhatsApp—one that comes in a minute, the other in 15 minutes, and the last one is one hour.
In order to modify the authentication, kick in time on your iPhone, go to settings> Account/Privacy> Enable screen lock> Choose “immediately”. Also, we got know very recently that WhatsApp is going to launch a feature, which will help you choose who can add you in groups. This feature is like an invitation control mechanism. It is not known when WhatsApp will launch this feature, however, the beta testing of this has already begun. The WhatsApp group invitation feature was first spotted on WABetaInfo, which tracks beta updates of apps.
Though it is being worked on for iOS versions as of now, it will soon be launching for Android devices as well. The WhatsApp group invitation feature is reportedly in the early stages of development. So, it might take a while until this is launched for everybody.